A brilliant line just left of Thin Ice. Fantastic climbing over 6-pitches. Pitch 1 is the same as Thin Ice, but traverse left at the top of the intial 5.9 flake. The second pitch is crux 1. Head up the crack, over the bulge, through the flaring crux and to the belay. Pitch 3 is crux 2, a nasty flaring slot with devious and difficult pro. Pitch 4 and 5 can be combined and is a wonderful pitch. On pitch six head right, do not be fooled and head up the OW above the belay. Head right, stem out, and undercling an overhanging corner. Small aliens are your pro. Then head up and right to the top. 2 60m raps.
Submitted by: bellatoris on 2003-07-08
Route ID: 18295
Lead P1, and followed everything else clean except for the 10d where I slipped and scraped my left fingers pretty good pass the chimney. Second pitch was the money pitch with amazing finger locks everywhere. Crux was sustained and heady but good holds are there to be found; keep moving.
More physical then Atlantis. Nearly injured my shoulder on the last pitch when my foot slipped after I got the good hand jamb at the end of the roof traverse on the last pitch. didn't fall, but could only climb easier stuff for a few days.
oh yeah, if you don't like rope drag, place a large stopper at the lip of the traverse.
Felt harder then Atlantis, but I had to take a huge poop all day so....